Auto news of 28 Novembre 2022 on UsedCarsCanada.com

  Mazda just revealed pricing and packaging for the 2023 MX-5. Although the Japanese compact sports car is mostly unchanged, there are some exciting additions to its lineup for 2023. However, 2023 MX-5 remains one of the most affordable convertibles on the market, and this is what matters the most, in my opinion.    The 2023 Mazda MX-5 gets a new elegant paint called Zircon Sand. Mazda has improved the Kinematic Posture Control ...
  The Hispanic Motor Press is among the most respected institution when it is a question of rating vehicles by and for the Hispanic community in the United States. Last week was the 13th of its annual awards program, where cars are rated by their styling, driving satisfaction, technology, safety, environmental impact, mechanical reliability, and value. The jury panel is composed of 22 national Hispanic journalists.    There are six ...
The 2024 Kia Seltos has just been presented to us with one of the most significant updates for the model yet. Therefore, it feels almost like an entirely new model.    A new off-road-oriented design X-Line trim has been added to the Seltos lineup. The 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder power has been increased from 170 to 195 hp. Both interior and exterior have the benefits of a massive makeover.   With its bold design, dynamic driving ...
Usually, when you buy a brand-new vehicle, you get to deliver, your salesman shows you some basic stuff, screws the license plate on, and you are all by yourself. Things are a little different with Land Rover. The British manufacturer is offering different driving experiences to its new customers so they can fully envoy the capacities of their Land Rover.    As you may know, we live in a Nordic country where snow and ice cover roads for ...
With Jaguar mainly focusing on SUVs lately, we can ask ourselves if the British Manufacturer still is interested in racing. Luckily, the answer is yes and there, and Jaguar is even one of the first manufacturers to join Formula E.    Even if Jaguar offers several SUVs to the public, that doesn’t mean the British Manufacturer can’t compete in any form of car racing. Jaguar has a strong history in car racing, and the brand gave ...
  If you have traveled before, you may have noticed cars can be a lot different than what we are used to in North America in other parts of the world. I am not talking just about brands we don’t have here in Canada. The vehicles you find in Mitsubishi’s line-up in Japan are far away7 from cars offered in the Japanese manufacturer\'s line-up here.    Of course, an overseas model could be sold here, and some people would ...
  The F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in North America for more than 40 years. Therefore, it means you cannot take a drive without seeing one, and there are good chances you are sitting in one right now. Fuel efficiency is one of the most important things to most buyers, which is why most F-150 variations are fuel efficient. However, the Raptor R is no regular F-150, and the fuel consumption is probably at the bottom of the concern list ...
  The German manufacturer reached a milestone this week after delivering its 500000th vehicle under the ID brand. This means Volkswagen completed its delivery target one year before the initial plan.   135 000 ordered vehicles are not produced yet Ten new EV models should be added to the Volkswagen family by 2026 The ID brand counts four production models in its current lineup.   If some car manufacturers struggle to deliver ...
Why the Mazda 3 was such a big hit from the very beginning   You can have the best car in the world, but if you don’t have a story, a reputation, and a solid marketing plan behind it, chances are this new model will go into production and exit the market in only a couple of years. There is another ingredient that explains the success of a new vehicle, and it is audacity. This is precisely what the Mazda 3 brought to the table when it ...
The 2023 Kia Sportage Did Well at Rebelle Rally   As one of the best everyday compact SUVs currently available on the market, the last thing that comes to mind when you think about the 2023 Kia Sportage is an extreme rally monster machine. I guess this explains why the 2023 Sportage X-Pro is so impressive.    One team driving a 2023 Kia X-Pro managed to finish 5th in X-Cross Class. Rocky roads and sleeper sand are among all the ...
  As a car journalist and a car enthusiast, I love watching a documentary about car history. If you are like me, here’s one to put on your list, as Hyundai just released its all-new documentary called ‘‘Defying Convention’’ about the IONIQ brand\'s origins.    The documentary itself isn’t that long at 5:49, but it is indeed rich in information and full of interesting facts.   Here is a bit ...
Popularity is a concept that may be harder to explain than you think. Most people would have considered the unit sold as the only indicator. However, for various reasons, some models\' production is limited to a certain number of units. It is particularly true with luxury brands like Land Rover. I am not saying sales figures are unnecessary and don\'t mean anything because it is far from the case, and statistics is a powerful tool for car manufacturers.    Before ...
Jaguar went from a luxury sedan manufacturer to a luxury SUV manufacturer; it couldn\'t be truer since there is only one car left in the British brand lineup compared to 3 SUVs. However, this is far from being a bad thing since those SUVs are transporting the same emotion and feelings when you drive them.    The 2023 Jaguar F-Pace still is available with 4,6, or 8 cylinders. SVR Edition with a production limited to 394 units. One ...
The answer to this question might seem more obvious than it is. The tricky part is, to be fair, here. Of course, if you consider the purchasing price of the vehicle and all the expenses for the first year, taking the bus will be cheaper. Hover, if you keep the vehicle long enough, the scenario is totally different.    What we will need to do first is to determine a time which I think ten years makes sense here. The 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage ...
  The Ford Bronco is the vehicle we’ve all been waiting for a long time. With its rugged look, its incredible off-road capabilities, and all the latest technologies, the American SUV is the perfect vehicle to go on an epic adventure.     The 2023 Ford Bronco offers three different engine options starting with the 2.0L 4-cylinder that produces 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Next in line is the 2.7L V6 with 330 hp and 415 ...
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is one of the most awaited upcoming vehicles not only because it is all-electric but also because of its retro style. As mentioned by the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles department (VWCV), more than 20 000 security deposits have been taken for the ID. Buzz.    Volkswagen is set to produce 15 000 units per year by the end of 2022 Production volume will increase gradually to hit 130 000 units per year The Volkswagen ...
  Never would I have thought in my life that Hyundai would reach the level it’s at today. When things first started for the Korean manufacturer in the 1960s, reliability was an issue. Hyundai went thru a challenging time in the 1980s and 1990s. Then, some products started to become attractive in the 2000s, and the Korean manufacturer has never stopped improving since then.    Hyundai has proven to be a very successful car manufacturer ...
  Mazda lineup has considerably evolved throughout the last few years, and one of the most significant new vehicles that came out of this is the CX-30. The sub-compact SUV was a huge success from the very beginning, and its popularity hasn\'t stopped growing since then. This is mainly due to the fact the Japanese manufacturer never contains improvement.    The Mazda CX-30 is an athletic and elegant subcompact SUV. It is full of high-tech ...
For most of us, Land Rover is that car manufacturer that makes powerful and luxurious SUVs. However, an authentic brand fan will know that Land Rover is a competent vehicle and better at off-roading than most ATVs. Here\'s the 2023 Land Rover Defender Rally Series if you need proof.    Bowler is a company owned by Land Rover that specializes in the making of off-road racing vehicles. The brand has participated in numerous legendary race ...
Kia was one of the first car manufacturers to give you a choice when it comes to every type of electrified powertrain. Some brands started by slowly incorporating hybrid technologies into their lineup; others went straight for it with an all-EV conversion. The plug-in-hybrid-electric-vehicle (PHEV) configuration came a lot later than the other. What is funny enough is nobody thought of bringing all three types of powertrains in one model until the ...
The Tennesse Valley Authority (TVA) recently set new goals to ‘‘operate a 100% percent electric sedan and SUV fleet by the year 2030’.’ The Volkswagen Id.4 was chosen by the TVA thanks to the fact it is assembled in Tennessee at Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant.    The collaboration between TVA and the German car manufacturer will start with a modified ID.4 that will act as a Mobile Drone Response Vehicle. ...
Mitsubishi has been the first manufacturer to present a plug-in hybrid 4x4 SUV with the Outlander PHEV in 2015 in Europe. As you may know, the Japanese manufacturer recently unveiled a whole new Outlander for the model/year 2022. Yet, the PHEV version wasn’t available with the new generation.   Now that the 2023 model is out, Mitsubishi finally unveiled the whole new Outlander PHEV which should be available in November 2022.   Performances   The ...
If you grew up in the 60s or the 70s, there are good chances you experienced ‘‘van life’’ at its best. Well, get yourself ready to bring back all those memories because Ford is about to unveil the 2023 Transit Trail, a whole new van built purposely for camping and adventure.    No to be confused with the ‘‘ RV prep package ’’ already offered with the Transit; the Transit Trail will benefit ...
Arguably one of the best-looking sports cars currently in production and one of the best-sounding pieces of engineering, the Jaguar F-Type should be on every car collector\'s bucket list. I know it isn\'t the most reliable car in the world, and it is certainly not the fastest, but the F-Type remains one of the best bangs for the buck in its category.    Therefore, I am very sad to tell you that Jaguar has announced the upcoming retirement ...
The Land Rover Defender is unarguably one of the best SUVs currently available on the market. He is built for the most extreme off-road condition possible and is quite luxurious at the same time. The 2023 Land Rover Defender is available in 3 different lengths, so you can choose the best version that suits your needs.    The British SUV offers 3 powertrains starting with a turbocharged 2.0 L 4 cylinders that produces 296 hp and 295 lb-ft ...
In a world where the average new vehicle cost around $45,000, it seems more and more challenging to get access to an affordable means of transportation. I don’t want to sound like the bad guy, but it is a little bit our fault. I mean, we like SUVs more than anything else, and we appreciate the latest and most remarkable technologies. This is basically why new vehicles got so expensive lately. Thankfully, there are more affordable options, such ...
The Mazda MX-5, formerly known as the Miata, is one of the best compact sports cars you can get. There is a massive community around it, and each generation is unique on its own. I have driven every single one of them, and I will tell you, it would be challenging for me to choose one. Anyways, that’s not today’s subject. We want to know which version is better, the regular convertible MX-5 and its hard-top RF version.    For ...
  It is safe to say the Hyundai Ioniq 5 undeniably became one of the favorite electric cars on the market. I mean, look at it. It is the perfect interpretation of what a futuristic car would look like in the 80s. On top of that, the Ioniq 5 is full of tech and very practical. However, what helped the Korean EV SUV to stand out from the rest is its autonomy which is above average. These elements led to a nearly two-year-long waiting list to get ...
  Trucks are more than just vehicles. They are offices, tools, a lunchroom, and even a place to cool down when you have a long day at work. Ford is probably the car manufacturer that understands this the best. And therefore, the brand perfected every aspect of the Super Duty to make it the best truck possible in any situation.    The brand new-Super Duty has been rethought, so you never feel short of anything. The American truck ...
Among trim levels, individual options, and colors, I find the hardest to choose when purchasing a new vehicle is accessories. They don\'t feel necessary, even though I always regret not getting some. I think accessories are the most underestimated part of the shopping process for a new vehicle. Therefore, I decided to help you out on this one.    The 2022 Mitsubishi RVR is the perfect subcompact SUV for small families, young couples, or ...
Sometimes, something different doesn\'t necessarily mean something least interesting, and this is the case for the Jaguar I-Pace, which is quite a fascinating vehicle. Of course, it is weirdly shaped, and it is full of tech even some NASA engineers don\'t have access to either, but the British SUV feels fresh and new, which is more than enough for the vast majority of buyers.    What makes the I-Pace set apart from the rest of the Jaguar ...
Most car manufacturers decided to remove automobiles from their line-up in the past few years to make space for more SUVs. Thankfully, a handful of manufacturers like Volkswagen chose otherwise, and we got to keep some hatchbacks and sedans, perhaps. However, even if we still have the Golf, Volkswagen had to remove a massive part of the compact hatchback leaving us with only two choices. So, everything is down to the Golf GTI and the Golf R now, which ...
When you look at the Nexo, it seems to be usual and even very appealing. It is not too compact and not too spacious. It offers a modern interior and a high-quality finish. Then, why does nobody talk about it, and why have you never seen one on the road or even in a dealership? The Nexo isn’t just a concept car, and it is very real. The only thing is the Korean SUV is powered by a fuel cell system. In other words, it is a hydrogen vehicle.    Even ...
If the name K5 doesn’t mean a lot to you, this is normal since, up to very recently, the Korean sedan was known as the Optima. Kia changed its name in order to uniformize its lineup on a global plan. The K5 didn’t come on our market just with a new name since the car was totally revised on its arrival in 2019.   Fast forward to today, the K5 sells reasonably well, and it is easy to see why when you take a look at it. The K5 has ...
Mazda is a well-known brand for several reasons. It brought the rotary engine to the automobile industry, and the Japanese manufacturer decided to focus on and refine simple concepts such as aerodynamics and how to recycle energy that would have been lost otherwise instead of developing gadgets to impress your neighbors.    If you are one of those who think Mazda missed the mark with the MX-30 as an electric car, it is because you don\'t ...
When we think of Land Rover, the first thing that comes to our mind is definitely a big luxury SUV such as the Land Rover Range Rover or the Land Rover Range Rover Sport. However, there are other exciting options in the British Manufacturer lineup, like the Velar.    I genuinely believe the Land Rover Range Rover Velar is one of the best luxury SUV out there. Its proportions are right, its styling is precise, and it looks like a proper ...
The market has been invaded by SUVs in the past few years, and some manufacturers decided to retire their entire fleet of automobiles to make spaces in their lineup for trucks and SUVs. However, there are some manufacturers that still believe in the automobile, such as Volkswagen. The Jetta is one of the very few compact sedans you can still buy today, and it is also one of the best.    If you didn’t know, Volkswagen is also a group ...
It is not often that a regular model feels like it should belong in a prestigious brand, but it is the case with the 2022 CX-9. The only problem is the Japanese manufacturer don’t have any luxury brands like Honda with Acura or Toyota with Lexus. So, the CX-9 is kind of stuck with Mazda, which is a good thing for the customer that is getting a lot more for their money this way.    The CX-9 has been out for quite some time now, but ...
The new Mustang has finally been revealed, and like it was the case with the previous generation, some love it, and others hate it.    Anyways, with this entirely redesigned Mustang comes a lot of new things. Of course, we expected a more radical change for the car\'s general shape that looks like the evolution of the previous generation. Still, Ford promised every panel would be new. You can see this when you start to dig a little bit. ...
Depending on where you live around the globe, you may know the RVR under a different name, such as Outlander Sport or ASX. Nevertheless, we will keep things simple here and refer to it as the RVR since we are based in Canada.    The Mitsubishi RVR hasn’t changed much in the 12 years it has been on our market. Still, the sub-compact SUV has received several updates to keep up with the competition over the years. However, 2023 will ...
Mazda has been playing its own game for the best part of the last decade just by the simple concept of improvement where others tried more to cover up mistakes. What I mean by that is Mazda almost perfected the automobile in its most basic form. The Japanese manufacturer invests a lot into research and development to get the best driving experience, the most efficient of any engine, and to simplify technology as much as possible for an overall experience ...
The automobile industry has changed a lot in the past recent years. In fact, automobile is a term that will be lesser and lesser used in the future since every new vehicle on the market is an SUV. I don’t have any problem with that if it is what the consumer is asking for. However, I think some manufacturers pushed it a little too far by removing pretty much all cars from their lineup. Luckily there are some manufacturers out there, such as ...
I like to say there are two types of car manufacturers when it comes to the design of a new model. Some play it safe, and they offer something that is not so different than the rest of their lineup. Others, like Hyundai, make a bold move by reinventing the wheel each and every time.    The Ioniq 6 is by far the most audacious and creative vehicle presented by the manufacturer. I mean, Hyundai showed us a plethora of unique concepts over ...
The Mazda MX-5, formerly known as the Miata, is one of the most recognizable sports cars in the world. It is fun to drive, practical, and pretty much bulletproof in terms of reliability.    The MX-5 was introduced on the market in 1989, and fast forward today, four generations later, the tiny Japanese sports car popularity has never stopped growing. Many attempted to reproduce the MX-5 formula, and those that succeeded never quite reached ...
I am the first to admit Mitsubishi evolved to something much better than it has ever been in the last few years. However, there is a part of mine that is missing the good old times when Mitsubishi was a brand associated with performances. It seems like I am not the only one who thinks like that because the Japanese manufacturer announced that its performance division, Ralliart, is set to come back to the US in 2023, which should include Canada.    Apart ...
Volkswagen decided to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Golf R with a special edition that gets more power and a ton of upgrades.    Prices haven’t been unveiled for Canada yet, but we can expect the 20th-anniversary Golf R to be a lot more than the regular version. Volkswagen announced a starting price of 59 995 Euros for the German market. If you make the conversion today, this makes about 80 000 $ Canadian. That is a lot of ...
Although it is not powered by a V8 or even equipped with a combustion engine at all, the Ford Mach-E has made its way into the Mustang family. The Mustang Mach-E is an Electric SUV which is definitely the last thing we expected to wear the Pony logo.    Now the real question is; is it worth sharing its name with the legendary Mustang car? The short answer is yes! Many Ford executives stated it was an actual Mustang after driving it for ...
The Mazda 3 has been one of the Japanese manufacturer’s best-selling vehicles for almost 20 years now. You would think that the compact car would have faded over time, and after 4 generations, but it is not the case at all. In fact, I believe that is the complete opposite. Some manufacturers give their cars minor updates every now and then, but Mazda just keeps improving the Mazda 3 and the Mazda 3 Sport every single year.    Pricing ...
When it comes to a sports car, why would you even ask yourself this question, right? Well, this might be more common than you may think, but people do have a lot of thought about whether they want the base model or the top-of-the-line version. Sometimes, it is just a question of money, but anything can influence your choice.    The Jaguar F-Type is one of the best sports cars currently available on the market. It is also one of the most ...
The Hyundai Kona quickly became one of the favorites in its category, and the subcompact Korean SUV\'s popularity hasn\'t stopped increasing yet. We can attribute the Kona\'s success to too many elements, but what makes the small SUV really stands out from the competition is the variety of models and powertrain it is offering. It is even available in the N version, which packs 276 hp and 289 lb-ft of torque which is very impressive.    However, ...